Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership May 7, 2016

Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.

  • Perth property: what to see this weekend
    This weekend, explore some classic homes revitalised with modern flair or check out a contemporary coastal abode, a tree-top designer pad or a riverfront residence.
    76 Branksome Gardens, City Beach
    4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 carsOffers from $3.5 millionOpen:Saturday, 11.30am-12pm
    With the beach only a …
  • Sydney’s public school popularity driving real estate mini-boom
    A surge in the popularity of public schools throughout Sydney is driving a real estate mini-boom in catchment areas.
    With enrolments in public schools rising 6.4 per cent from 2012, and the NSW Department of Education announcing this week an investment of more than $60 million into new inner-Sydney schools to overcome a shortage of places, property agents have been overwhelmed by parents wanting to buy homes nearby.
    For the majority of families, couples and blended famili…
  • Victoria Grand, Sydney: Second stage of Chatswood Place development goes on sale
    The first stage of Chatswood Place sold out within three hours, leadingto high hopes for Victoria Grand, the second and final stage of thedevelopment on the Chatswood CBD fringe.
    Launching on Saturday (May 7), the building comprises 71 apartments on sevenfloors, above a ground-floor convenience food centre and a first-floorfine-dining precinct. There are also plans for a childcare centre.
    Platino Properties development director Jonathan Le…
  • How banks are running the economy
    … happy to lend them the money without a real estate mortgage as security? … Most dramatically, the rate of home ownership among 25-34 year olds has … discount, which rewards highly geared property investors at the expense of … So the combination of high house prices caused, in part, by negative…
  • Philip Lowe: From teen recruit to central bank chief
    He’ll have your mortgage in his hands. But don’t worry Australia’s newly appointed Reserve Bank chief, Philip Lowe, has been steeped in the art of…
  • Housing squeeze
    Obviously Bendigo house prices are low compared with Melbourne and we’ve had situations where Melbourne … market, so some of our regional cities I think are providing a stepping stone for people to achieve home ownership..
  • One in five Australians rely on family cash to buy their first home
    New research by ME Bank reveals that a whopping 20 per cent of mortgage holders across the nation had some form of financial help from their kin,…
  • Super and personal tax tweaks will drive more people into the property market
    Saul Eslake shares his views on likely outcomes of the 2016 Budget
  • Major bank reports 6% growth in third party mortgages
    A major bank has reported housing lending growth of 6% through its third party channel